The relatives of Lebanese victim Elias Wardini, who was killed in an attack on the Reina night club on New Year's eve in Istanbul, carry his coffin during his funeral in Beirut on January 3, 2017. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Last month, families of the attack's Lebanese victims slammed the state for its failure to follow through on a promise to push for compensation for the victims' families from the Turkish government.Jreissati also said that the Turkish ambassador to Lebanon had informed him of the work of the Turkish authorities to push along the case, as well as to facilitate aid to compensate the families of the victims.Last June, Jreissati promised that Turkey would compensate the Lebanese victims of the attack, announcing a series of steps that the state would advise the victims' families to follow when filing for compensation.At a televised news conference held at the Lebanese Press Syndicate Friday, families of the victims came forward to say that the state had not adequately followed up on the case and that Turkey was refusing to pay.
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